Miami Jewish Health Systems Appoints Jayson Rittenberg and Linda Quick to PACE Board of Directors

September 30th, 2013 By Jackie Larena-Lacayo

MIAMI – Miami Jewish Health Systems has appointed Jayson Rittenberg and Linda Quick to the PACE Board of Directors. Mr. Rittenberg is currently the President at Caring Associates, a full service home health care agency in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties, and Ms. Quick is president of South Florida Hospital & Healthcare Association (SFHHA).

“Miami Jewish Health Systems is pleased to have these two healthcare industry leaders on our Florida Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) Board of Directors, a model of care intended to keep elderly living independently,” said Susan Fox-Rosellini, Vice President – Foundation, Marketing, Communications & PR. “With Jayson’s outstanding experience in the business and financial arenas and Linda’s background and involvement in nonprofits, we are privileged to have them both accept this leadership role and look forward to their remarkable contributions that will benefit our organization.”

In addition to serving as president for Caring Associates, Mr. Rittenberg is currently managing general partner at Caring Home Care, a Florida Licensed Nurse Registry that provides unskilled personal care in the home. Also, he is president at SurfMed, a comprehensive provider of health care services with multiple divisions including retail pharmacy and statewide durable medical equipment.  Prior to his current endeavors, Mr. Rittenberg served as Director of New Business Development at SurfMed.  As an active supporter of the community, he is currently a member of several health care associations such as Good Neighbor Pharmacy, National Community Pharmacy Association and PPSC.

For more than 30 years, Ms. Quick has been involved in numerous initiatives in the South Florida community from neonatal intensive care to developments in hospice care. Among her career contributions are leadership roles in the establishing entities that are now the Alliance for Aging, Miami-Dade Homeless Coalition, the Healthy Start Coalition and Health Choice Network. In her current position, she oversees activities working with more than 40 hospitals and 100 additional members in Broward, Dade, Monroe and Palm Beach counties, providing advocacy at the local, state and national levels and educational programs for members. During her extended career, Ms. Quick has assisted the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration, the Florida Department of Children & Families, Florida Department of Health and the Florida Department of Elder Affairs with special projects at the state, regional and district levels.

Ms. Quick is also on the Board of Directors of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, Carrfour Supportive Housing Corporation and Camillus Health Concern. In addition, she is on the Regional Executive Board of OneBlood, the Medical Advisory Board of the Life Alliance Organ Recovery Agency, the Advisory Board of the University of Miami’s Center in Health Sector Management and Policy and is a member of the President’s Council of Florida International University. She also sits on the Steering Committee of the South Florida Regional Extension Center, the Economic Council of Palm Beach County, the Greater Ft. Lauderdale Broward Alliance Board of Directors and the Regional Business Alliance.

The Florida PACE Centers, Inc. is sponsored by Miami Jewish Health Systems, a long-time leader in all elder issues from healthcare to Alzheimer’s research.  Florida PACE Centers provide comprehensive inpatient and outpatient medical care with specialty services, such as rehabilitation therapy, cognitive activities, dentistry and podiatry, to Medicare or Medicaid participants 55 years and older. Most importantly, PACE is designed to keep seniors out of institutional care and living independently.

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